Based in Euroa and Servicing the Strathbogie Shire, Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley
Play therapy uses the unique qualities of play to help children process their struggles and discover new and healthier ways of being. It allows a child the freedom to express themselves and make sense of their experiences in a safe environment.
Play therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention that uses play as the tool of and therapy with children who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges.
Before your child begins Play Therapy, Katie will first meet with you the parent/carer to discuss the presenting issues. She will then meet with your child to explain what Play Therapy is and what the child can expect.
Play therapy can help with:
GROWING SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE Helping children to view themselves positively and to believe in themselves.
Supporting children to understand, express and regulate their emotions.
WORKING THROUGH TOUGH EXPERIENCES Enabling children to process their difficult experiences and build resilience.
Helping Children Build Resilience
Through the Therapeutic Power of Play
Through play therapy, children can express and work through their difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences and find healthy ways to manage or let go of their struggles. During play therapy, children will discover new and more beneficial ways of being.
When to See a Play Therapist
Play therapy can help children experiencing feelings and behaviours that may cause disruption to their lives and impact their emotions and psychological wellbeing. It can help children increase their ability to cope and relate well to others.
Play therapy can be an effective intervention for children aged 3-12 years old from a variety of backgrounds.